Nothing But the Truth

I saw this film on a list of underrated movies and decided to give it a try.  Apparently it didn’t have much of a release despite high praise from audiences alike.  For the most part it had all of the trappings of a drama/thriller… and then it started to taper off at the end.  I can’t really put my hand on what exactly it was but I felt a little bit unsatisfied toward the end.  I thought there were a couple of plot holes.  First, how could a writer of her prominence not know that she could be prosecuted for not revealing a witness in this kind of scenario?  Second, why on earthy wouldn’t she reveal who the source was (I am not spoiling anything here)?

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Movie title: Nothing But the Truth

Movie description: When reporter Rachel Armstrong writes a story that reveals the identity of a covert CIA operative, the government demands that Rachel reveal her source. She defies the special prosecutor and is thrown in jail. Meanwhile, her attorney, Albert Burnside argues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Date published: 2019-08-23

Director(s): Rod Lurie

Actor(s): Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Alan Alda, Vera Farmiga, Noah Wyle, Angela Bassett, David Schwimmer, Floyd Abrams, Courtney B. Vance, Preston Bailey, Kristen Bough, Merle Dandridge, Kelly Holleman

Genre: Drama, Thriller

My Review

I saw this film on a list of underrated movies and decided to give it a try.  Apparently it didn’t have much of a release despite high praise from audiences alike.  For the most part it had all of the trappings of a drama/thriller… and then it started to taper off at the end.  I can’t really put my hand on what exactly it was but I felt a little bit unsatisfied toward the end.  I thought there were a couple of plot holes.  First, how could a writer of her prominence not know that she could be prosecuted for not revealing a witness in this kind of scenario?  Second, why on earthy wouldn’t she reveal who the source was (I am not spoiling anything here)?

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